• Question: what is inside a zebras eye ball ?

    Asked by nancy627 to Renata, Suzanne on 28 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Suzanne Harvey

      Suzanne Harvey answered on 28 Jun 2013:

      Zebra eyes are the same as horse eyes, and are quite similar to ours. The differences are that they’re much bigger and can only see two colours – this means that they only have two types of cells called cone cells that allow you to see colour. Inside there is liquid, and a lens and retina just like our eyes, and if you’ve ever dissected an eye in science class a zebra eye would look very similar 🙂

      They are also further back in their heads, because zebras are prey animals this is useful as it means they can see all around themselves in case something is ready to pounce! The only blind spot for a zebra is right behind it, so if you ever try to creep up on one, it will probably see you…